habituation

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ha·bit·u·a·tion

 (hə-bĭch′o͞o-ā′shən)
n.
1. The process of habituating or the state of being habituated.
2. Physiological tolerance to a drug resulting from repeated use.
3. Psychology The decline in responsiveness to a stimulus due to repeated exposure.

habituation

(həˌbɪtjʊˈeɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of habituating
2. (Psychology) psychol the temporary waning of an innate response that occurs when it is elicited many times in succession. Compare extinction6

ha•bit•u•a•tion

(həˌbɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of habituating.
2. the condition of being habituated.
3. physiological tolerance to or psychological dependence on a drug, caused by continued use.
4. reduction of psychological or behavioral response to a stimulus as a result of repeated or prolonged exposure.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.habituation - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)habituation - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
drug addiction, white plague - an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
2.habituation - a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions
accommodation, adjustment, fitting - making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
Translations

habituation

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